Pharmacists and their teams are urging patients and visitors to do three things to prepare for the holiday weekends:
• Order repeat prescriptions in advance if you are going to run out over the long weekend,
• Check pharmacy opening hours before you set out
• Remember your hands, face, space when you enter the premises
With some overnight stays requiring long-distance travel now permitted, pharmacists are also reminding people not to forget to take their medicines with them if they are going away.
Anyone who has run out of prescription medicines, needs urgent medical help, or needs advice for non-life-threatening conditions, should visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111.